This new Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center aims to provide communities, clinicians, policy-makers and others in the field with the information and tools they need to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings. The Resource Center contains a collection of scientifically-based resources for a broad range of audiences, including Treatment Improvement Protocols, toolkits, resource guides, clinical practice guidelines, and other science-based resources.
Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center
This guide provides information and practices that behavioral health providers can implement in their daily practice with patients or clients who are involved in the criminal justice system.
This document provides guidance to assist state policymakers and practitioners in reforming, implementing, and appropriately targeting commitment law and practice.
ASAM developed the Appropriate Use of Drug Testing in Clinical Addiction Medicine document to provide guidance about the effective use of drug testing in the identification, diagnosis, treatment and promotion of recovery for patients with, or at risk for, addiction.
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) developed this National Practice Guideline for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use to provide information on evidence-based treatment of opioid use disorder.
This ASAM Practice Guideline for patients is intended to aid clinicians in their clinical decision-making and patient management.
This ASAM Practice Guideline pocket card is intended to aid clinicians in their clinical decision-making and patient management. The Practice Guideline pocket card strives to identify and define clinical decision making junctures that meet the needs of most patients in most circumstances.
The Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) Toolkit is a free resource for medical settings (emergency department, inpatient medical/surgical units, outpatient clinics/primary care) that can help nurses or physicians successfully identify youth at risk for suicide.
This toolkit offers tools and guidance to facilitate the implementation of the evidence-based practice of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT).
Provides science of evidence-based prevention interventions for young people.
Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development provides a registry of evidence-based positive youth development programs designed to promote the health and well-being of children and teens.
This tool consists of frequency of use questions to identify risky substance use by adolescent patients. The accompanying resources assist clinicians in providing patient feedback and resources for follow-up.
This report discusses the public health burden of neonatal abstinence syndrome and prevention & intervention strategies to combat it.
This guideline provides recommendations for primary care clinicians who are prescribing opioids for chronic pain outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care among adult patients.
This guide is designed to help an individual or small planning team adapt alcohol SBI to the unique operational realities of their primary care practice.
This toolkit builds the capacity of prevention practitioners to initiate, strengthen, and maintain effective collaboration in their communities. Centered around collaboration success stories from SAMHSA prevention grantees, the toolkit brings to life the complex and multifaceted topic of collaboration by providing real-life examples of successful partnerships and user-friendly resources and worksheets. The toolkit includes a separate section focused on the prevention of opioid misuse and overdose.
An evidence-based program that works to prevent alcohol-exposed pregnancies. CHOICES is based on activities that research has shown to be effective.
This document provides guidance to assist state policymakers and practitioners in reforming, implementing, and appropriately targeting commitment law and practice, both inpatient and outpatient, to the small proportion of adults who require and may benefit from its use. Part I of this report reviews the history and current status of involuntary commitment in the United States. Part II sets forth expert consensus principles to guide the optimal, ethical use of commitment. Part III provides practical tools—briefly stated guidelines and a checklist of requirements—to assist policy makers and others responsible for reforming or implementing civil commitment laws or systems.